Monday, February 25, 2008

The Hindu : New Delhi News : New IMA campaign to focus on organ donation

The Hindu : New Delhi News : New IMA campaign to focus on organ donation

NEW DELHI: The Indian Medical Association is going to launch a nationwide awareness programme about organ donation and has asked the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry to take an urgent fresh look at the Transplantation of Human Organ Act, 1994, to make it more donor and recipient-friendly.

“At present spouse, parents, brothers and sisters can donate their organs and only in special circumstances other close relatives can do so. The IMA has recommended that a more liberal approach is required so that more willing members may be able to donate their organs,” said IMA secretary-general S. N. Misra on Tuesday.

“Needy should benefit”

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